Producer MAHENDRA KAUL (from Birmingham) t
Introduced by DAVID RICHARDSON Ponies, People and Quail
A review of some unusual farming activities.
Producer JOHN KENYON (Birmingham)
The Private Life of the Robin Narrated by HUGH FALKUS
At Christmas, the Redbreast on greetings cards is a messenger of peace and goodwill, but in reality it can be a belligerent defender of its back-garden territory.
Filmed by RONALD and ROSEMARY EASTMAN Producer SUZANNE GIBBS
Series producer JEFFERY BOSWALL (from Bristol) t
A preparation for Christmas from Purley United Reformed Church, Surrey
Conducted by the Minister REV CYRIL FRANKS
Assisted by REV CHARLES MARTIN Organist GORDON BULL
Television presentation MICHAEL SHOESMITH
A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott The File on the Snow Business
The Alpine ski-resorts were for many years the preserves of the rich - their winter pleasure-grounds, expensive, exclusive. Many of them still are. But flooding in these days, in their tens of thousands, are the package tourists, with a different-sized pocketbook and different ideas of fun.
The Snow Business compares the joys to be bought at St Moritz for £50 a day with those that can be had in the now mushrooming snow-centres for £ 40 a week. Pay your money and take your choice.
Director RANDAL BEATTIE Producer PETER ROBINSON
Comic highlights from the career of two of the movies' most popular laughter-makers starring
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello with LON CHANEY , MARJORIE MAIN TOM EWELL , PATRIC KNOWLES BELA LUGOSI , THURSTON HALL NAT PENDLETON
Commentary by GENE WOOD
Narrator JACK E. LEONARD t
Holiday Films: pages 17-18
Written by Michael Bond.
The Smile of the Walrus Narrator HUGH FALKUS
COUSTEAU and Calypso sail in the icy waters between Alaska and Siberia to film the northward migration of the massive Pacific walruses. The team adopt a walrus calf orphaned by an Eskimo hunt - and find that they have to teach it to dive.
Produced by Les Requins Associés and Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol; first shown on BBC2)
from the Dunhill International Championships 1973
For the second year running this pre-Christmas Show has provided its audiences with a unique blend of festive entertainment and first-class competition.
This programme features the highlights of four days of equestrian activity that offered the field of top International riders a total of some £12,000 prize money, exciting rivalry and not a little fun. Commentators
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Produced for television by FRED VINER and ALAN MOUNCER
The life of the famous author, naturalist and pioneer conservationist, accepted everywhere as a Canadian Indian, whose identity became known only after his death.
A CBC film
Producer and director NANCY RYLEY
A special edition for Christmas introduced by Roy North
Script GEORGE MARTIN
Music by THE BERT HAYES SEXTET Director BILL ERSSER Producer ROBIN NASH
The Roman Catholic Church: 3
On balance, is the Roman Catholic Church a force for good in society? Presented by Robin Day
Tonight, the debate is assessed by Lord Devlin, former Judge and Lord of Appeal, and Mary Warnock , Research Fellow in Philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford. Has the Catholic Church been misunderstood and misrepresented in England? Or do its critics have a powerful case? His Eminence Cardinal John Heenan and Mrs Eleanor Barnes defend the Catholic record
Professor Bernard Williams and Mrs Madeleine Simms conclude their case against the Church
Producer DAVID KENNARD
Lady Margaret Hall
for Choir and Audience
Selections from this year's programme at the Royal Albert Hall The Bach Choir with the PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE Organist RICHARD POPPLEWELL Conductor DAVID WILLCOCKS
For over 30 years, each Christmas the Bach Choir has sung carols with a family audience in the Royal Albert Hall. This year's programme includes two Carol Competition winners - as well as the children's special items.
Presented for TV by RAYMOND SHORT
starring and narrated by Spencer Tracy
The epic story of the great American adventure, the conquest of the West, is mirrored in the fortunes of one pioneer family.
The Civil War directed by JOHN FORD The Railroad directed by GEORGE MARSHALL
The Rivers, The Plains, The Outlaws directed by HENRY HATHAWAY Holiday Films: pages 17-18
Cleve Van Valen:
with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather
Starring Peter Gilmore in A Proposal of Marriage by ALUN RICHARDS
with Jessica Benton, Michael Billington , Howard Lang and Jane Hylton, Stefan Gryff and Caroline Harris, Kate Nelligan, Mary Webster
A remarkably debonair James imparts some surprising news to his sister, Elizabeth. He is to make a proposal of marriage...
Mrs Ada Mitchell:
with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge Director of music DAVID WILLCOCKS London Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble and James Lancelot (organ)
Special introduction written by CHRISTOPHER FRY
Narrator CORMAC RIGBY
0 come, all ye faithful
Creator of the stars of night
Up! Good Christen folk, and listen Hora Decima No 14 Reading: St Luke I
The cherry tree carol Reading: St Luke 2
The Blessed Son of God Reading: St Luke 2 A Virgin most pure
Canzon septimi toni No 2
Shepherds in the field abiding Reading: St Matthew 2 In the bleak mid-winter
Hark! the herald angels sing
Sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting BRYAN WILKES Producer BRIAN LARGE t